“She’s not in rehab,” a rep for Lovato said, adding that any rumors that the singer/actress skipped the Grammy Awards to seek treatment are also untrue. “She was not supposed to present at the Grammys.”
Sources close to Lovato shed some more light on what she is up to, after she tweeted last week, “Away on a mind and body cleansing retreat!! This is exciting. Won’t be tweeting much this week but I love you my sweet lovatics!”
“Demi had a week off between work commitments and made the personal decision to spend the week with the professional support team she assembled to help her with her ongoing physical and emotional issues.
The trip was previously planned,” the source told MTV News, adding that while Lovato is taking some time for herself, “Demi’s recovery is an ongoing battle. She understands that there will be ups and downs, but is fully committed to working with her team every single day towards a healthy future.”
Lovato entered treatment for a number of personal issues in November 2010, remaining until January 2011. Since leaving, she has focused on her music career, including her 2011 album, Unbroken, which launched her empowering hit single “Skyscraper.” She has become a voice for young people struggling with personal issues. In December, Lovato spoke to patients at the Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, where she had received treatment.
“To be able to share my story and let them know that it gets easier … Life is beautiful … you are worthy of it,” Lovato said. “Please say a prayer for all of those struggling with eating disorders, self-harm, mood disorders and substance abuse.”